Well, I think that pretty much sums it up.
(Intended to use this on the Cult, but clean forgot. Never mind.)
The footage in this video was shot by Rick Buettner and Yola Albalat; I stuck it into iMovie and came up with this.
We went for a family outing today, to the beautiful hills of south Wiltshire. The weather was fantastic, the landscape lovely to look at, the picnic just enough to fill our tummies. Barney walked nearly all the way – about four and a half miles, which is a lot when you’ve got little legs. I was so proud of him.
When we got back, I spent about 15 minutes in my brand-new copy of iMovie 08, sticking it all together. I know a lot of people hate it because it’s been dumbed-down, but I bloody love it. Something dumber was just what I needed.
Oh and new theme too. It’s a little bit broken in Safari, not sure what’s going on there, but otherwise quite nice.
I was there. I stood about 30 feet from the stage. I saw this happen, and it was without any doubt the most amazing, spellbinding, bewitching gig I have ever attended.
We knew it was being filmed – the show was put on just for that reason, since Bjork wasn’t touring at the time. I was up in Cambridge visiting a friend a few days before, and we walked past the Corn Exchange and saw the poster. There were only a few tickets left, so we walked right in and bought some on the spot. Ever since, I have looked out for a Bjork in Cambridge recording but never saw one – I just assumed that the DVD release got canceled or postponed for some reason.
Then the other evening, pissing about on YouTube, I found a pile of Bjork stuff, including 20 or more songs recorded on that night. My eyes lit up, and I spent a while re-living the best gig I have ever seen. It was one of those I-bloody-love-the-internet moments; you know the kind I mean.